For 26 years AACS presented a week-long arts festival that appealed to audiences from all cultural, economic, and social backgrounds. Throughout the years, the society has explored ways to share the rich creative works of African cultures – from the continent and throughout the Diaspora – with Canadians of all ages and from all walks of life.

"Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind born out of the struggle between wisdom and madness, between dream and reality in our minds."

Magdalena Abakanowicz